Newsletter of the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries
Volume 9, No. 5, May 2017
SLIPS, TRIPS AND FALLS
Slips, trips, and falls injure more than 42,000 Canadian workers each year. Although they are frequent accidents, they are highly avoidable.
Slips are caused by smooth surfaces such as cold metal stairs, wet and oily surfaces, or loose ground such as mats and gravel.
Common causes of tripping are obstructed views, poor lighting, uneven walking surfaces such as steps or thresholds, uneven carpeting or uncovered cables. 66% of all falls are a result of a slip or a trip and 34% of falls occur from heights like platforms, scaffolds, and heavy machinery such as forklifts and trucks, ladders or stairs.
Here are simple tips to prevent slips, trips and falls:
- Housekeeping: Make sure your facility is organized; clean any spills, pick up tripping hazards in walkways, secure loose mats or carpet, and replace old light bulbs.
- Watch for slick spots: Grip tape and traction mats wear out quickly, if any metal spots appear, replace them as soon as possible.
- Report broken equipment: Ladders can be damaged easily from being struck by equipment or scrap, make sure to replace and report broken equipment.
- Be aware of your mental condition: Fatigue may slightly impair your thought process and awareness of hazards around you. Make sure to always stay focused on the job.
- Be aware of your physical condition: Physical fatigue can impair your ability to avoid slips, trips and falls. Be sure to have three points of contact when mounting or dismounting equipment.
- Choose the proper footwear: Use a protective coating to make footwear water resistant and replace or repair any damaged footwear.
REQUEST FOR QUESTIONS
For this year’s convention, CARI has restructured one of our standard panel sessions. We will hold a town hall-style meeting focussing on human resource issues such as hiring, retention, and training. Town hall meetings are open forum sessions, where participants interact with one-another and with expert panelists. Due to the town hall’s interactive nature, it is important for participants to arrive prepared with questions.
If you would like to be included in this session, but are unable to attend, or if you would like to submit an anonymous question to be read by CARI staff at the event, please email your questions to[email protected]. We encourage you to send any hiring, retention, and training questions you may have to us.
A recycling industry veteran, Sheldon served as CARI’s President of the Board of Directors from 2008-2010, a long-standing board member, and continues to be is an active CARI member. He is currently the Vice President of Canadian Operations for Ferrous Processing and Trading Company. We would like to extend our congratulations to Sheldon and Bethe, for their charitable work in the Jewish community.
For more information, please follow this link: http://site.jnf.ca/index.php/ontario/campaign/windsor/
76th Annual Convention ISRI Empire Chapter Dinner Banquet
July 2, 2017
Blue Jays Game
(In lieu of CARI National Golf)
August 9, 2017
BIR World Recycling Convention
Hong Kong, China
RCBC Conference & Trade Show
Whistler, British Columbia
Recycling Metals from Industrial Waste
Annual Short Course
International Roundtable on Auto Recycling (IRT)
September 6 – 8
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Canadian Association of Recycling Industries
130 Albert Street Suite 1906
Ottawa, On K1P 5G4